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Lieutenant William Reginald Hill. MC and Bar

12th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry

Died: as Prisoner of War, 6th November 1918 aged 22.

Buried: British Cemetery, Berlin

Son of William and Katherine HILL – born Durham,

Address: “Sunnycroft”, Tamworth, Staffs

Brother of Lt Harold Belfitt Hill and 2nd Lt Arthur Moberley Hill

Educated at Oakham School Oakham School 1911-14, was Prefect and obtained Rugby Colours and later attended Corpus Christi, Cambridge.

NNWFHS Memorial: Dordon and Polesworth

Click here for the CWGC Page for Lt Hill.

Gazette Description of MC Award

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in entering a village and capturing four enemy officers aided by his Lewis gun section. His skilled leadership and energy were of the greatest value in consolidating the captured position and he continually displayed great fearlessness in encouraging his men under heavy shell fire.

Gazette Description for MC Bar Award

For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid. While the raiding party, who had secured a prisoner, were withdrawing under heavy machine-gun fire and bombing, this officer rushed forward and picked up one of his wounded men from the enemy wire, so that the enemy might not secure and identification. He had previously carried out several daring patrols and shown fine leadership

 

Other Links:

NNWFHS Dordon War Memorial Page

NNWFHS Polesworth War Memorial Page

Durham Light Infantry

British Cemetery (SW), Berlin

Rutland Remembers Page for Lt. Hill

 

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